roosting outside at night

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by RockyToggRanch, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. RockyToggRanch

    RockyToggRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2008
    Upstate NY
    Suddenly my brahma roo and hen are sleeping on the paddock fence at night and not inside the(cramped) coop. In the process of building a barn and larger coop inside it. It's been warmer the last few nights, but I worry about predators. We've never had a problem, but live in the forest, so I expect it's just a matter of time.
    Should I force them inside? Or let them enjoy camping out for a few more nights 'til the barn doors are on and they can go in there.
    The coop will be less crowded soon as I intend to take the sumatra cockerals to auction.
  2. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Los Angeles CA
    better safe then sorry u need to put them in the coop

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